Our top picks for this month’s events
On Feb 2-3, Metairie puts on its signature Mardi Gras event, Family Gras, on the Veterans Boulevard neutral ground across from Lakeside Shopping Center. There’s an art market, plus a kids court with face painting and interactive games. There will also be live music and, of course, parades! Information, VisitJeffersonParish.com.
The world’s most famous exhibition basketball team returns to the Crescent City for one night only on February 17th at the Smoothie King Center. The Globetrotters combine athleticism, performance, and comedy into a delightful package for the whole family. You don’t have to be a sports fan to smile at the Globetrotters’ joyous spectacle. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com.
Dead & Company
After their December show was postponed due to singer John Mayer’s emergency appendectomy, Dead & Company will play on February 24th at the Smoothie King Center. Featuring several original members of the Grateful Dead plus Mayer filling in on vocals, the show will feature many of the Grateful Dead’s classic songs and other musical improvisations. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com.
Do you like the pageantry of Endymion but not staking out a spot on the route hours or days in advance? Buy a ticket to the Endymion Extravaganza and watch the floats roll into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 10th. Pop legend Rod Stewart will be providing live music. Information, Endymion.org.
Events, Exhibits & Performances
Jan. 1 - Feb. 25
Prospect.4, Various Locations. Information, ProspectNewOrleans.org.
Jan. 1-Jun. 30
The Church in the Crescent: 300 Years of Catholicism in New Orleans, Old Ursuline Convent. Information, OldUrsulineConventMuseum.com.
Jan. 30-Feb. 4
An American in Paris, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.
Tet Fest, Mary Queen of Vietnam Church. Information, Facebook.com/MaryQueenofVietnamChurch.
John Prine, Orpheum Theater. Information, OrpheumNOLA.com.
Shen Yun, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com.
Zulu Lundi Gras Festival, Woldenberg Park. Information, LundiGrasFestival.com.
Orpheuscapade, Ernest Morial Convention Center. Information, KreweOfOrpheus.com.
Chinese Opera by the Houston Chinese Consulate, Harrah’s Casino Theater. Information, Caesars.com/harrahs-new-orleans.
C.S. Lewis - The Most Reluctant Convert, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.
St. Vincent, Civic Theater. Information, CivicNOLA.com.
The Color Purple, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.
From the Big Easy to the Big Apple Glass Orchestral Project, Orpheum Theater. Information, OrpheumNOLA.com.
The Revolution w/ Support from DJ Soul Sister, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com.
Always…Patsy Cline, National WWII Museum. Information, NationalWW2Museum.org.
Gramatik, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com.
Platinum Comedy Tour Featuring Mike Epps, UNO Lakefront Arena. Information, arena.uno.edu.
Les Balletes de Monte Carlo in Romeo & Juliette, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com.
Beth Hart, Civic Theater. Information, CivicNOLA.com.